Board of Education Adopts 2022-23 Budget Proposal
Proposition 1 (School Budget) on Ballot for May 17, 2022
After months of reviewing the budget page-by-page, the North Shore Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2022-23 Budget Proposal on March 24, 2022. Earlier this year, trustees agreed not to exceed the cap. On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the community will vote on Proposition 1 (the 2022-23 School Budget) in the North Shore High School Gym, from 7 am - 10 pm.
Proposition 1: School Budget Proposal
The 2022-23 budget proposal is $115,964,181.54. It represents a 2.499% tax levy increase (amount collected in taxes) which is below the New York State allowable tax levy limit. The maximum levy increase permitted is 2.624%. It is a 3.87% budget-to-budget increase from last year.
In March 2022, Trustees removed the electric buses and charging stations from the budget. The replacement of the gym floor at North Shore High School was added to the adopted budget.
The 2022-23 Budget Proposal maintains all current instructional, special education, class sizes, athletics, arts, and extracurricular/interscholastic programs. Other highlights in the 2022-23 Budget include: addition of Director of Elementary Special Education, addition of full-time integrated Co-Teacher for incoming 5th grade, addition of ILC (Instructional Learning Centers) position due to expansion of ILC program for grades 9 and 10, addition of full-time elementary position for anticipated enrollment growth, increase of existing part-time theatre position at MS/HS to full-time position, provides opportunities for math, science, social studies, and robotics competitions, expanded community partnerships with Family Children’s Association, Same Here Schools, and LICADD to support social and emotional learning for all students, additional support for counseling for ENL students, professional development for academic disciplines, upgrade to existing infrastructure to support new and emerging technologies as well as further secure the District’s data. Please see the budget/financial section for updates at https://northshoreschools.org/boe/Budget.html
There will be BUDGET TALKS with Dr. Dolan, Interim Superintendent, on April 13 (Central Office, 9:30 am), April 25 (MS Cafeteria, 7:30 pm), May 3 (Central Office, 9:30 am, and May 11 (Glenwood Landing Auditorium, 7:30 pm). These are informal meetings with the superintendent and members of the Board of Education for the community to ask questions about important budget topics including budget drivers, tax levy, revenues, LIPA, district reserves, etc., please join us!
We encourage you to stay informed about the school budget. Under the Board of Education section on the North Shore Schools’ website at www.northshoreschools.org, please see the minutes and videos of recent board meetings as well as the latest budget information. If you have questions, please contact your trustees at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a resident and would like to receive emails from the NS Schools, please subscribe at the top of the school website at www.northshoreschools.org.
Please join us at upcoming meetings on the following dates: Wednesday, April 27, Meet the Candidates Night (HS Cafeteria at 8 PM) and Thursday, May 7, BOE Meeting/Budget Reading (HS Library at 7:45 PM). Please don’t forget to register to vote! Voters Registration will take place on May 7 in the Central Office from 10 am - 2 pm. Forms can be picked up in the Central Office at 112 Franklin Avenue in Sea Cliff or on the school website at https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32700/English-Voter-Registration-Form?bidId=.
The Budget/Election of Trustees is on Tuesday, May 17, in the North Shore High School Gym from 7 AM -10 PM.
If you would like to host a budget coffee, please email Shelly Newman at email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding the budget please email Dr. Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org For the latest budget information, please visit the district website at www.northshoreschools.org